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FEEDBACK WANTED: Planning Board Proposes Measure To Increase Affordable Housing In Town, Wants Resident Input

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Department of Planning & Conservation, on behalf of the Planning Board, presents a draft Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw for comments prior to submitting it in February for the 2019 Annual Town Meeting. 176 more words

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Is Whidbey Changing

Hint: When a talk has a title that asks a question, be ready for either a one word answer, or a long, ambiguous, rambling response. In this case, Is Whidbey Changing? 1,226 more words

Green lining in St. Louis

I heard a talk today at one of the many marginally useful meetings on vacancies in St.Louis. The discussion was about green lining, an effort to artificially prop up property sales by financing the gap between appraised value and total development costs on single family houses. 136 more words

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Bill Proposed To Get More Homes Built In California

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two California lawmakers want the state to streamline the housing production process in order to get more homes built in a timely manner. 272 more words

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Protesters Continue Hunger Strike As San Jose Vote On Google Land Deal Looms

SAN JOSE (KPIX) — The city of San Jose is set to take a key vote Tuesday afternoon on the sale of a major section of the downtown area to Google. 607 more words

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Lawmakers Seek To Remove Affordable Housing Roadblock In State Constitution

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – A California law that requires voter approval for publicly funded affordable housing projects would be repealed under legislation introduced Monday in the state Senate. 263 more words

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Social housing reforms let down tenants

Originally posted on December 4 on my blog for Inside Housing.

Go back to the days when the government’s confidence in its marketising agenda for social housing was at its greatest and one consistent justification was made by ministers for their policies. 855 more words

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